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Woman Who Shot Husband 4 Times Sentenced to Prison
A Fairbanks woman who fired five shots at her fleeing, estranged husband in 2012 has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
FAIRBANKS- A Fairbanks woman who fired five shots at her fleeing, estranged husband in 2012 has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Christine Mills pleaded down to felony assault.
Mills' husband survived the shooting and testified that his wife shot at him five times, hitting him four times, including while he was running away from her on April 25, 2012.
The couple separated in December 2011, but he went to her home to fix a flat tire for her that day.
Superior Court Judge Bethany Harbison said after a two-day sentencing hearing that the crime is more akin to attempted murder.
But she says Mills has good prospects of rehabilitation.
Prosecutors had requested a 15-year sentence.